The HVAC system of your home or commercial property plays an important role in providing comfort and good air quality. Without it, your house, office or any other building you use regularly would feel inhabitable, being subjected to weather extremes like cold, humidity and dust. But the HVAC system sometimes breaks down, becoming less efficient or not working at all. At such times, replacing it is inevitable. Here is what you need to know about heating replacement service for your home.
What Does Replacing Your Home’s Heating System Entail?
Replacing your heating and air conditioning unit involves completely removing the old installation and putting a new one in its place. HVAC systems usually have a lifespan of between 15 and 20 years. Once your unit has reached this range, no repair can salvage it, and if it did, it would be costly and short lived. The only option that would make economic sense would be buying a new one.
Installing a new HVAC unit involves contracting a company that deals with heating system replacements. After contacting them, they usually visit your home to assess the installation site; its suitability, what needs to be moved, and the estimated amount of work to be done.
You then receive a quote for the cost to place your new HVAC. Once you’re comfortable with the quoted price, you give the go-ahead, and work commences on a date you both agree on. The time it takes to complete the work varies from company to company, but it mostly takes a few days to a week.
Before contacting an HVAC system replacement company, it would be advisable to ascertain whether your unit only requires some repairs or total replacing. Signs that imply you need a new HVAC system include:
- If it keeps breaking down. Frequent breakdowns mean the system is too old and doesn’t respond to repair. Opting to keep it only makes you incur unnecessary costs as a result of having to call a technician now and then.
- Unusual sounds coming from the unit. It may be an indication of major damages, mostly due to age. Trying to repair such major faults may prove costly, or even ineffective. The only solution could be to have a new system installed.
- Unusually high energy bills. If your monthly energy bill experiences an unexplained spike, the cause is very likely your HVAC system. It means it has become much less efficient and is requiring more energy to heat up and condition air. Such inefficiency can be as a result of an HVAC system that’s too old, or one that has been poorly maintained.
- If you have had your HVAC for too long. If the system has served you for 15 or more, it has probably lived its life. Trying to have it serve you for longer than this may not be possible; you would have to contend with frequent breakdowns, inefficiency, and annoying noise coming from the system.
Replacing a faulty or old HVAC system may be costly, but in most cases, it happens to be the best option. It can save you the costs of frequent repairs and the frustrations of unexpected breakdowns.
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